Insane Super Bowl Facts and Stats!

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
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It’s almost time for the biggest game day of the year!

On February 3, the New England Patriots will face off against the Los Angeles Rams in at the Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta, Georgia for Super Bowl LIII.

As the two teams gear up to face-off, every pizzeria in America is shoring up their inventory in preparation for the blitzkrieg of delivery orders coming soon (us at Pizza Planet included!). Super Bowl Sunday is the busiest day of the year for pizza orders and delivery, bar none. It’s also the second biggest food holiday in America, second only to Thanksgiving.

Since it’s a big day for pizza and football, we’ve compiled a neat list of incredible Super Bowl facts and statistics. Print them off to pass around friends or use them as a conversation-starter at your Super Bowl party!

Eat a slice of pizza and enjoy the game!

Pizza Delivery!

1 in 7 (or 48 million) Americans will order takeout or have food delivered to them on Super Bowl Sunday.

A National Restaurant Association study revealed that 61 percent of people consider pizza a “must have” Super Bowl treat.

Super Bowl Spending

In the two weeks leading up to Super Bowl, the Nielsen Company estimated spending will be

  • $1.3 billion on worth beer and cider
  • $979 million on soft drinks
  • $597 million on wine
  • $503 million on spirits
  • $348 million on bottled water
  • $278 million on potato chips
  • $224 million on tortilla chips
  • $198 million on frozen pizza
  • $161 million on chicken wings
  • $100 million on meat snacks
  • $86 million on popcorn
  • $81 million on deli salads
  • $80 million on chicken wings
  • $74 million on cheese snacks
  • $62 million on avocados
  • $60 million on deli sandwiches
  • $49 million on deli dips and spreads
  • $39 million on salty snack dips
  • $32 million on deli pizza
  • $23 million on deli platters
  • $13 million on vegetable trays
  • $3 million on deli guacamole

On Super Bowl weekend, Americans will purchase 51.7 million cases of beer. Incidentally, an estimated 6% of Americans will call in sick for work the next day.

Total spending surrounding the Super Bowl is expected to top $15.3 billion.

A 30-second ad in this year’s Super Bowl costs an average of $5.05 million, compared to $40,000 in 1968, per Ad Age.

Wing metrics

1.35 billion wings is enough to put 625 wings on every seat in all 32 NFL stadiums.

35 billion wings laid end-to-end would measure as 394 million feet of chicken wings – enough that a chicken could cross the road 13 million times.

Americans will eat 20 million more wings this year. If wings were dollars, that would only buy us 2 minutes of commercials during the big game.

Game Day Facts

The Super Bowl has only gone into overtime once — during 2017’s Super Bowl LI featuring the New England Patriots vs. the Atlanta Falcons.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have won six Super Bowls – the most of any team

The Patriots’ rings commemorating their Super Bowl LI win have 283 diamonds – the most ever used in a Super Bowl ring. This year’s Super Bowl LIII will be their 11th appearance, an NFL record.

The Vince Lombardi Trophy given to the winner of the Super Bowl is made by Tiffany & Co. It is made of 7 pounds of sterling silver and takes over four months to create, according to the renowned jewelry company.

The highest Super Bowl score ever totaled 75 points. The San Francisco 49ers plowed through the San Diego Chargers for a 49-26 win in 1995 for Super Bowl XXIX. Out of the game’s 10 total touchdowns, Quarterback Steve Young threw six of them.